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Taiwan labor ministry says minimum wage increase won't impact employment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An increase in minimum wage will not negatively impact employment and commodity prices, Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Wednesday (Oct. 13), citing a Nobel ...

3 US-based economists win Nobel for research on wages, jobs

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for pioneering research that transformed widely held ideas about the labor force, showing how an increase in the minimum...

EXPLAINER: Why World Bank is under fire over set of rankings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for allegations that it bowed to pressure from China and other governments, the World Bank has dropped a popular report that ranked countries by how welcoming they are to ...

Janet Yellen sworn in as first woman Treasury secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen was sworn in Tuesday as the nation's 78th Treasury secretary and the first woman to hold the office. She was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 14, the 288th day of 2020. There are 78 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. ...

Economics award caps week of Nobel Prizes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winner of this year's Nobel Prize in economics will be announced Monday, coming as much of the world experiences the worst recession since World War II because of the impact of th...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 12, the 286th day of 2020. There are 80 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 12,...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 11, the 285th day of 2020. There are 81 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 11,...

The Latest: 3 awarded economics Nobel for study on poverty

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2019. There are 84 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 199...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 22 The Washington Post says the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi shou...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2018. There are 78 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 14, 19...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2018. There are 79 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, ...

2 Americans win econ Nobel for work on climate and growth

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Just a day after a United Nations panel called for urgent action on climate change, the Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to one American researcher for his work on th...

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2 Americans win econ Nobel for work on climate and growth STOCKHOLM (AP) — Just a day after a United Nations panel called for urgent action on climate change, the Nobel Prize in econ...